CAMELS TO CRUISERS, 100 years of police adventure in the Kalahari, Witdraai centenary album, 1907-2007

: Abbott (H.) & van Zyl (C.)

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177pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Kleinsee, 2018


A history of the southern Kalahari that includes policing in the area.

"A very important (and very interesting) regional work consolidating as it does fact, fiction, anecdote and photographs into a reservoir of history (which would otherwise be lost) and one that may well prove useful for future researchers." Michael Main, author of Kalahari: life in dune and delta (1987)


Henry Abbott, now retired, was Assistant Director Waste Management at the National Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.

Jacobus van Zyl was Station Commander at Witdraai for 14 years. He left the S.A. Police in 1993 to farm.